How and Why I’m Here
Went through Jake’s 7-day guide e-mail and on the 8th day I received an e-mail about his 50% discount on the paid program. So I decided the whole thing was clickbait. I remember thinking, “Dude has good marketing strategy; attract interested readers, reel them in, and when the victim is invested enough, sell the damn stuff that might not even work at all. I’m not an idiot, so this is bye-bye.” YEAH WHAT AN IDIOT I WAS, BYE-BYE EYEBALLS.
Stumbled upon Todd Becker’s video which led me to Jake’s videos. The beloved guru was trash-talking the optometry industry 98% of the time and gave 2% EM content I couldn’t even make sense of. Only 2 things kept me watching some more videos: the guru’s good looks and tons of comments saying the method works.
At that time, my anxiety issues were silently destroying my life. It was when I saw the videos about myopia possibly linked to anxiety and even depression that got me to take EM seriously. I wholeheartedly believed, this was my answer. And I have found salvation.
My Process and My Progress
I only wear glasses if I need to read something (be near or far) which makes me blur adapted at this point. My glasses were at -4.25 and I couldn’t even see 20/40 with those. You know what I did??? I bought normalized glasses -4 and differentials -2.
Of course my vision did not improve. However, the pandemic lockdown gave me so much freedom that I was able to experiment with my habits and vision response to these habits. It led me absolutely nowhere because…well I must be doing something wrong HAHA. See here: An Unintuitive Theory + Experiment: Negative Short-Term Response?
I started to be more consistent (weekly) in measuring my cms and Snellen clarity. I set three rules for myself (AF as much as possible, spend at least an hour outside, limit screentime from 8am to 5pm) and also recorded whether I was able to follow the rules during the week. I could only see about 20/200 or 20/100 using my -4 glasses.
So here is the SMALL improvement: I could see 20/50 using the -4 glasses and an improvement of 3cm using no correction lenses.
And here is the proof that I am a stubborn idiot: I bought -3.5 glasses and wore this as my normalized even though I could not see the 20/200 line clearly.
I only have 1.5 cm improvement since October. And well, I just got my Le Meow 1st anniversary badge! Though I stubbornly ignore good advice and will continue to do so, I still got this far (well not really far) and because of possible change of career soon, I might have less freedom to execute EM habits, but I certainly will do my best to follow EM as it changed my life. Thank you Jake, and all his wonderful volunteers and followers who continue to inspire people like me.